It Has to Start Sometime

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New beginnings are always a great time! I am constantly in awe of the resoluteness one needs for the closing of the door behind to walk slowly but assuredly away from one’s comfort. And then how soon it can be followed by the exhilaration and anticipation of new worlds to be found in the opening of the doors ahead.

This is where I find myself. Wanting… Maybe even needing… to enter a new unexplored world. Yet I still enjoy and find fulfillment and rest in the world in which I presently reside.

Living simultaneously in two worlds… It can’t last forever… But while it does, I will enjoy the ride.

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JUMPING THE GUN

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JUMPING THE GUN 



Yes, I know that it’s not even Halloween…

But the music from my CD player is now completely programmed for only Christmas music.

I might have jumped the gun… just a little?



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: COMPLETE.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

JUST ADORABLE

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JUST ADORABLE 



Yes, the baby experiencing the awe of duckling heaven… It’s adorable.

Just watching the baby ducks… That’s adorable.

I am not sure how the duckling that she is choking caressing is feeling about this adorable encounter?



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: ADORABLE.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

 

SOARING TOWARD NANOWRIMO

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SOARING TOWARD NANOWRIMO



NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month.

This will be my first try at NaNoWriMo.

As a teacher, my classes always did special things for the month of November to recognize NaNoWriMo, but I never once tried to complete the goals.

There was not enough time in the day to teach, have a life at home, enjoy basketball, and write 50,000 words in 30 days.

Now that retirement has hit, I am usually far more in charge of the way I spend my days.

Don’t know how, I’ll do?

To complete the goals of 50,000 words, a writer has to average 1500 – 2000 words a day… for all 30 days.

  • Or 2300 words a day, if you’re going to take weekends off.

That’s a lot of writing!!!

But come November 1st

We’ll see.



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: SOAR.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

A TOXIC BEAUTY



So, you want to kill off one of the characters in your novel in a very creative way….

Invite them on a glorious vacation…

Say, to the beach…

Let’s go to Japan…

And then try snorkeling in one of the tide pools to watch the blue ringed octopus.

Oh, you’ve never seen one?

It’s a must!

Even a small blue ringed octopus has enough venom in an attack to kill 26 humans.

And best of all…

There is no anti-venom…

Whoops?

FYI: James Bond (Octopussy) and Micheal Crichton (State of Fear) highly recommend them… 



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: TOXIC.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

BET AGAINST ME AND YOU WILL BE A WINNER

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BET AGAINST ME AND YOU WILL BE A WINNER



Have you been watching the Word Series?

I greatly enjoyed baseball season this year.

My team, the Atlanta Braves, were a contender!!!!

We even won our division!

I love all the new, up-and-comers that the Braves have on their roster.

The daily tensions did not seem to get to them for the entire season.

Once the play-offs began, they lost rather convincingly.

Once my team was gone, I was rooting for the Rockies and for the Astros. They are also gone.

I now find myself cheering for the Dodgers… I have had little to cheer about?

The teams that I love to hate are the Yankees and the Red Soxs..

At least the Yankees aren’t going to win the World Series.



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: OPPONENT.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

ABSTRACT  DESIGNS – NO THANK YOU

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ABSTRACT  DESIGNS  NO THANK YOU



Do you enjoy coloring?

With the arrival of winter weather, I have unpacked my coloring tools.

I have several Dollar Store children’s coloring books- complete with Crayola’s, and I have two adult coloring books with colored pencils.

Most of the adult coloring books advertised for coloring for relaxation are abstract design books.

I do not enjoy the abstracts… I like realistic pictures.

Thankfully, I have found a couple of adult coloring products on Amazon.



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE WORD CHALLENGE: ABSTRACT.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

IDENTICAL CHORES

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IDENTICAL CHORES



Every day there are meals to cook, dishes to clean, clothes to wash, dust to disperse, and items to pick-up from the floor.

The toilet seems to enjoy accumulating crud. Isn’t it a flush toilet? Is my water that dirty?

And how on earth do showers… They are supposed to be the epitome of clean? – How can showers get dirty?

Is there a number to the Jetson’s Cleaning Service?



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: IDENTICAL.   I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.